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Friday, October 4, 2013

Think About It

Missing The Point

“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see”
Luke 10:23

Throughout the Gospels you will find stories of individuals who miss the point. Nicodemus, in John 3, missed the point of faith and Jesus had to explain it to him and even stated, ”You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things”. (John 3:10). How is it that someone who had all of the training and education in the Scriptures still missed the point?

Remember the story of Mary and Martha, (Luke 10:38-42)? Martha busied herself with work while Mary sat at the feet of Jesus. When Martha complained, Jesus said that Mary had chosen the better thing. How is it that two people in the same room with Jesus can walk away with one missing the point and the other getting it?

We’ve all had the experience of having someone point something out and not being able to see what they see. I’ve had people point out deer in the woods and I can’t for the life of me see them, until they move. For some, it’s as clear as the nose on their face, for others, they might just as well be a blind person. Remember several years ago there were pictures being sold in malls that on the surfaced looked like a mass of color but if you looked at them just right a picture would start to form and it would become as clear as daylight, or at least for some. My wife to this day can’t see those hidden pictures.

So what’s my point? Why is it that some get it, and some don’t? Although there are varying factors, let me give you just one. Everything that I look at is going to be filtered through my belief systems. Like colored glasses, I will see things as I have learned to see them. That was the problem with Nicodemus, he was indoctrinated to see things through this mind, but when it came to his spirit, he was blind. When it comes to things of God, we too see things through our experiences and training. Sadly we miss the point because we see only what we want to see. Think about it.

(bjknef@yahoo.com)

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for this insight! Very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that good devotional. Ezekiel 12:2 talks about being, ''... in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.'' There can be a deliberate decision to rebel against God and His ways that will cause us not to see and hear what is actually very obvious. God will let us live in a fog if we so choose. How much better it is to choose God, to choose to accept salvation through belief in His Son. What a wonderful gift that is.68

Anonymous said...

This is the problem with our health care system--some see the point of obamacare and most don't.. To me it destroyes our way of life in America. Others it is a way of live with all the free stuff that they truley believe we owe them. So what is my point because I believe in working for a living and living a life style of freedoms. Keep our social security system and improve upon it. I get good health care at age 73 and i am happy with it. yes I attend a local church and I am proud to do so. Enough said--Fred's dead.

Anonymous said...

That is good Bernie, we all are like that but someday none of it will matter when we get to heaven